Running Away

I love listening to Toy Robbins speak and hope one day to hear him in person. He talks with clarity and purpose about how we can unlock our abilities and smash through roadblocks to reach our goals. His compassion always strikes me along with a genuine understanding of the pain many of us feel.

One of my favourite things he says is, “All of us in life have things we want, but we don’t get what we want, we get what we have to have!”

Ambition rarely comes from a warm and cosy place in our hearts. In comes from the pit of our stomach. From deep inside us and is forged in times of pain and hurt. There is nothing particularly wrong about this; I treat it as a reality of the human condition.

We might say, the greater the pain, the greater the desire to for change or similarly in the words of Lance Armstrong, “All endurance athletes are running away from something.”

Returning to Tony Robbins, his words often get to the heart of what it’s like to have ambitions, to want success, to dream big and have goals. Somehow, he makes me believe that it’s ok to feel like this and not something to hide or be embarrassed about. While at the same time, he helps me remember that wanting it isn’t enough and dreaming about it isn’t enough.

Fulfilment of your dreams only comes when you take action to make them a reality. You must channel the pain and hurt you feel in a positive direction. You must use this power to give you the strength to move forward. It’s not easy, often we walk a tightrope between positive motivation and being overwhelmed by fear and the negative feelings brought on by pain.

I have spent more than twenty years walking on the wrong side of this pathway. A year ago, I discovered that small, positive, daily habits, pursued quietly day after day, were the secret to overcoming the pain. These habits were the secret to smashing through roadblocks, and most amazingly, they were the secret to fulfilling my dreams. I hope you will make this same discovery.

Together, we climb the mountain, not in giant leaps but one small step at a time.

Hi, I'm Luke Bream, the author of this blog, and one of the co-founders of Valentte. Thanks for taking the time to read about our journey.

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5 thoughts on “Running Away”

  1. Hi Luke, lovely to meet you in person at the Christmas fair yesterday. Keep up the good work with your blog…. it’s amazing reading. ??

  2. Hi Luke
    I do enjoy reading your blogs. I have been lucky enough to attend two Tony Robbins UPW weekends in London quite a few years ago now and yes, I walked barefoot through red hot coals twice!! ?
    The events were full on, long days, emotional highs and lows and life changing. If you can ever get to one I highly recommend it.
    Here’s another reminder to get you to put your photo on your blogs. ?

  3. Hi Luke
    I love your products but have never taken the time to read your blogs before . I wish I had because they are truly inspirational . Thank you and please keep them coming .


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